Whether you are a pipe major, a leading drummer, a corps member or an adjudicator I think you should take two minutes to check this out. I recently caught up with Andrew Womersley from Melbourne, Australia who shared an incredible document that he helped to create. This document is a blueprint for Grade 4 pipe bands (and arguably a lot of it is applicable to ALL grades) on how to present ensemble – the do’s and the don’t so to speak.
I hope this is the start of a new trend – a trend where the adjudicators and the associations share with the members what they are looking for when judging a band. It can only lead to greater understanding among bands and judges and open up new possibilities for the development of playing standards worldwide.
A massive thanks to Andrew Womersley, Scott Nicholson and the BC Pipers Association for making this happen.
Hats off to you all.
Here’s the link : Grade-4-Competition-Ensemble-Expectations